Engineers Week Brings Spotlight to High-Tech Work

President's Reflections to Open Events Highlighting Research and Learning

Dr. David E. Daniel, president of UT Dallas

Dr. David E. Daniel

President David E. Daniel will kick off UT Dallas’ celebration of National Engineers Week today.

President Daniel will relate his reflections about the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill during a 4 p.m. event.

As a civil engineer and member of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, he served on a committee appointed by the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council to examine the tragedy.

On-campus activities will continue through next week, with interactive demonstrations of research by professors and students in Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, tours of local high-tech companies and tech talks given by industry and academic engineers.

Dr. Mark Spong, Dean of ECS

Dr. Mark Spong

High school girls will once again visit UT Dallas as part of the national Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which strives to show how creative and collaborative engineering is and how engineers are changing our world.

The week concludes on Saturday, Feb. 23, with a Lego building contest and Beyblade challenge.

“National Engineers Week is an opportunity for our students and faculty to explore the great work being done on campus with our local high-tech industry and from experts across our nation,” said Dr. Mark W. Spong, dean of the Jonsson School. “We have a lot of exciting events planned and hope the entire University family considers participating and inviting their friends.”

Schedule HighlightsSee full schedule for details and other events.

Friday, Feb. 154 p.m.  -  President David Daniel speaking, “The Story of What Caused the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill and What Lessons Were Learned”

Monday, Feb. 184 p.m. -  Tech Talk by Dr. Orlando Auciello of Material Science Engineering8:30 p.m. -  Tech Talk by Menara Networks

Tuesday, Feb. 1911:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  -  Faculty demos of current research projects4 p.m.  -  Tech Talk by Dr. Peter Blakey of Electrical Engineering6:30 p.m.  -  Tech Talk by Softlayer Technologies

Wednesday, Feb. 2011 a.m.  -  Tech Talk by Dr. Hanzhang Lu of UT Southwestern Medical Center7:30 p.m.  -  Tech Talk by Cindy Pearson from Raytheon, “Raytheon Leads the Way in Intelligence Information Systems”8:45 p.m.  -  Tech Talk by Dr. Yonas Tadesse of Mechanical Engineering

Thursday, Feb. 2111 a.m.  -  Tech Talk by Luciano Castillo of Mechanical Engineering7:30 p.m.  -  Tech Talk by Dr. Ben Sarpong

Saturday, Feb. 2210 a.m. – 2 p.m.  -  6th Annual LEGO Building Contest with Bey Blade Challenges

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